I'd hate to see anyone get worse. I think you'll know your body really and be able to tell if it's IBS type worse or IBD. Hopefully that makes sense.
I did pred and imuran fist for a few weeks then added the WOO/thyme.
This is the best way I can think of to describe the changes:
Before: minor blood/major urgency/lots of mucus and mucus only bowel movements.
During the first few weeks. No blood/lots of mucus/minor urgency.
Stool was all over the place, sometime pure watery "D", sometimes terrible smelling, sometimes weird cramps and such. So 90% like this, and every now and then a formed or slightly formed bowel movement.
A few weeks later - more and more normal bowel movements, and less "d" but always a bit of mucus. The occasional pure watery "D"
Over time - I haven't seen blood in about
6+ months. I rarely see mucus, like almost never now. 98% firm stools. Zero urgency issues.
I still go 2-3 times a day but always solid.
I've taken reuteri from day 1 and bob's Redmill potato starch as well from a few weeks in.
I take WOO generally 3x daily. Sometimes more if I know I'm going to eat bad. Sometimes I take it on an empty stomach, sometimes with food. Both work. Makes no difference.
Today I took a huge dump in the morning, left to drive for 2 hours to my sisters wedding, ate 3 full meals and am now just crawling into bed - zero issue or need to go. Was like being normal again.
I eat mostly SCD/Palio and don't really eat wheat - every now and then I do though without effect unless I go overboard or eat it to often.
I'm trying to think of what else I could say. I still get hit with "d" on very rare occasions, but it lasts for one bowel movement, then back to normal stool.
I had watery stool, semi formed stool, and was all over the map to start for a while, but I never once felt like I was about
to flare - more like my body was adjusting. Even watery "d" felt different, like it wasn't such a bad thing. Never any pain as was before.
If you feel like you're about
to flare from past experience I'd say stop... If not maybe push through for another few weeks. Sometimes you have to get a bit worse before you get better type thing.
Just be careful! Hope that helps a little.
Post Edited (Canada Mark) : 7/11/2014 11:37:17 PM (GMT-6)